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CHARTER UPHEAVAL: The Language Academy, under threat of closure by the Pasco school district, fires its principal, saying she isn't up to the task. Two board members also resign.

QUALITY COUNTS: Many states focus on quality when deciding whether to approve charter schools, while Florida doesn't even require closure of failing charters, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

CLASS SIZE CHANGES? A measure moving through the House to scale back the amendment,  doesn't have much support in the Senate, where it heads to committee next, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

FOLLOWING FLORIDA: California adopts a growth model to assess whether schools are making progress with all groups of students, which could cause school grades to drop like a rock. If schools don't close the achievement gap, they won't make the grade, the LA Times reports.

GET OUT: Parents in a D.C. suburb are pushing to ban military recruiters from school hallways, cafeterias and sporting events, the Washington Post reports.

UTAH VOUCHERS: A group's effort to force a referendum on the nation's first universal school voucher program will not stop the program, according to the Utah attorney general, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:15am]


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